Letter from the CEO

I am very proud of the organization that Capital Ready Mix Concrete has become since we started in 2009. We have had tremendous growth, built many personal relationships with our customers and created a team that is part of the family. When you work with us, we promise to deliver professionalism, quality, and exceptional service with every load we pour. I’m confident the leadership driving Capital into the future will continue to provide a safe, positive and fulfilling place of employment as well as an exceptional purchasing experience for our customers. We are proud to offer state of the art technology when it comes to our concrete plants and equipment as well as experienced, intelligent, concrete professionals who are there for our customers every step of the way. When you buy from Capital, you are supporting a family owned and operated organization who goes above and beyond to support our team and our community. Thank you for supporting us and our mission. Our partnership with our customers is the most important aspect of our business, we look forward to working with you and helping each other succeed.

Sincerely,
James F Lochren
CEO

James Lochren

Chief Executive Officer

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James Lochren, CEO

James grew up on Long Island, NY where he found his passion for entrepreneurship. In 1989, James founded Jenco Ready Mix Concrete in Bay Shore, NY. After building a very successful operation, James moved to Raleigh, NC in 2006 to open his second concrete plant in Knightdale, followed by a third, located in Moncure, in 2017. James is still heavily involved in the operations of Capital Ready Mix, where he serves as CEO. In his free time, he loves to travel and spend time with his wife, four daughters and six grandchildren.

Sara Lochren Pittman

Chief Financial Officer

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Sara Lochren, CFO

Sara grew up on Long Island, NY where she attended Stony Brook University to pursue a BA in Psychology. After college, Sara lived in Florence, Italy for two years where she studied culinary arts and hospitality management. After returning to the US, she moved to Raleigh, NC to work for her family concrete business, Capital Ready Mix Concrete, where she still serves as Chief Financial Officer. In 2017, Sara founded Capital Dumpster Service alongside her father, James. Since 2017 she has served as CEO of Capital Dumpster Service and has been responsible for Capital’s growth, operations and long term strategy. Sara recently earned her MBA from Duke University in December of 2020. Sara also recently founded The Lochren Foundation, in an effort to support other small businesses and entrepreneurs in North Carolina, please click here to learn more about the foundation.

Dave DeFeo

Chief Operating Officer

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Dave DeFeo, COO

Dave’s construction industry experience spans 3 decades, with a strong concentration in concrete industry management. He worked in upper management for several prominent Midwest Ready mix companies from 1986–1998.In time, he opened his own ready mix concrete business in the Kansas City area where his truck fleet grew along with his reputation for producing quality concrete and providing excellent customer service.

After selling his concrete business, he joined an equipment manufacturer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, he served as Director of Sales & Marketing and was instrumental in the development of an innovative batch plant design capable of remarkable consistency and producing extremely high quality, high strength concrete. Capital Ready Mix Concrete purchased the first of these plants to be installed on the east coast. Over the years, Dave has developed a strong reputation for dedication to his customers and their success. This led to Dave joining the team at Capital Ready Mix Concrete, where he brings the same passion, work ethic and dedication to our customers here in the greater Raleigh area.

Art Kennedy

Vice President of Human Resources and Safety

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Art Kennedy, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety

I have been with Capital Ready Mix Concrete since July of 2019 as Vice President of HR and safety. I have been a Human Resources and Safety manager for 25 years, I take great pride in my work and love working with our team here at Capital who has become like family to me. I was born and raised in North Carolina and attended UNC-Wilmington where I earned a BA Degree in Sociology. Before CRMC I worked in the concrete industry for 18 years. I am married, have 2 boys and 2 grandchildren. In my spare time I like to fish, attend baseball games, and help coach my grandchildren’s baseball teams.

Michael Cox

Vice President of Sales

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Mike Cox, Vice President of Sales

Michael joined the Capital team in 2019. He is a proud East Carolina University Graduate with a BS in Industrial Technology. He began his career in the concrete industry in 2004 as a technical sales representative in the Raleigh Durham area. As he gained experience in the industry, he worked his way up to Sales Manager and on to Division Manager. He is a NRMCA Level 3 Certified Concrete Technologist. Michael has been married since 2000 and has 3 boys. He spends his free time coaching his boys in baseball and basketball and loves to play golf when he can.

Jason Holland

Vice President of Customer Relations and Quality Control

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Jason Holland, Vice President of Customer Relations and Quality Control

Jason has been in the concrete business since 1999, and has worked in the Eastern North Carolina and Raleigh market throughout his career. He has spent most of his career in concrete technical services and materials testing and evaluation. He specializes in concrete mix design, aggregates, and production logistics of concrete for quality and reliability, along with years of experience managing technical specifications, customer service, logistics, and employees for concrete production.

Jason is a NRMCA Level 4 Certified Concrete Technologist along with certifications from NCDOT and ACI.

Outside of work Jason enjoys fishing, sporting events, and spending time with family.

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Steven Ross

Vice President of Training Development & Safety

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Steven Ross, Vice President of Training Development & Safety

Steven Ross joined Capital Ready Mix Concrete in the spring of 2021.

He previously served as a public school educator for 29 years, working as teacher assistant, teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal. He retired from the public school system as a high school principal.

Steven began working in the concrete industry the summer of 1986 and worked part-time with several concrete companies over the next 2-1/2 decades.

He holds a BA in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University, and a master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

He is married and has three daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys working on the family farm, fishing, and college football.

David Moss

Director of Production

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David Moss, Director of Production

David has been in the concrete industry in both Raleigh and Charlotte since 1996. He started in the ready-mix industry and spent most of his time in quality control eventually managing his department. He sold chemical admixtures for 2 years and most recently worked at Titan America selling flyash for over 13 years. David has designed mixes that include high performance mixes for parking decks and high strength precast bridge beams in Charlotte. David is a NRMCA Level 3 Certified Concrete Technologist along with certifications from NCDOT and ACI. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor sporting events and watching his daughter play competitive soccer.

Steven Perry

Plant Manager, Pittsboro

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Steven Perry, Plant Manager — Pittsboro

Steven Perry is the Plant Manager at the Pittsboro facility.

Bear Perone

Fleet Maintenance Manager

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Bear Perone, Fleet Maintenance Manager

Johnny Wynne

Plant Maintenance Manager

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Johnny Wynne, Plant Maintenance Manager

Johnny Wynne didn’t come with the building when CRMC opened for business. But, that’s not far from the truth. He joined the company only 10 months after it opened.

A veteran of the ready mix concrete industry since he was in high school, Johnny learned the business from his dad. Gene Wynne taught his son everything about a concrete truck from bumper to bumper. But more than that, he taught Johnny his own strong work ethic.

From all those years of experience and hard work, Johnny has proven himself as a master fabricator.

Anthony Letterman

Plant Manager, Knightdale

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Anthony Letterman, Plant Manager — Knightdale

Anthony Letterman is the Plant Manager at the Knightdale facility.

Claire Celeste

Purchasing Manager

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Claire Celeste, Purchasing Manager

Hello World! I’m Claire, and I’m here to help. I was born and raised in New York, but in 2018 my husband Joe and I (and our dog Miles!) moved to Durham. I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from SUNY Albany, and followed up my education by becoming a Nationally Registered Paramedic.  I have gained extensive experience in a multitude of industries including Trauma 1 Medical Assistance, Military Training Teaching Assistance, Construction, Accounting, Sales, and Retail. My hobbies include Trap and Skeet Shooting, Archery, Reading, Cooking, and Cross Stitch Embroidery. A relentless supporter of charities, Joe and I hand-make a line of soaps, candles, and fire starters; of which proceeds go to benefit the Honeybee Conservancy, The Ray Pfeifer Foundation, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Real Men Wear Pink, and others.  I am excited to be a part of the (Capital Ready Mix Concrete / Lochren Foundation team and look forward to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible.

Denise Wynne

Office Manager

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Denise Wynne, Office Manager

Denise started her career in the Ready Mix business at the age of 19, just a short time after graduating from Cary High School.

She started out as a receptionist. Over the next 9 years, she worked her way up to assistant to the Comptroller and the General Manager.

She joined the CRMC team in 2010, along with her husband Johnny. In their spare time, Johnny & Denise enjoy riding ATVs together. They also have a 6 yr old English Bulldog named Diesel.

Letha

Dispatch

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Letha, Dispatch

Letha works in Dispatch.

Nancy Mendoza

Dispatch

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Nancy Mendoza, Dispatch

Nancy works in Dispatch.

Edit Bacilio

Receptionist

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Edit Bacilio, Receptionist

In her professional career, Edit Bacilio has done a little bit of everything: furniture sales, retail sales, tech sales, temp agency work, accounting… she once even considered a career path in funeral services.

After graduating from Jordan Matthews High School in Silar City, Edit went on to college to work on an Associates Degree in Accounting. “I went for about a year and a half,” she says. “Then I decided I liked making money better, so I went to work.” 

And, she has worked hard.

She joined the Capital team in March 2021. “I’m proud of my work,” Edit says. “And, I’m proud for people to see what we are capable of here.”

Outside of work, Edit likes to sing recreationally and play piano and drums. She is fluent in both Spanish and English, and has a pit bull mix named Fiona.

Steve Apple

Field Sales

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Steve Apple, Field Sales

Steve works in Field Sales.

Michael Henard

Technical Field Representative

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Michael Henard, Technical Field Representative

Michael is a U.S. Army veteran who works as Technical Field Representative for Capital Ready Mix Concrete.

Sean DeFeo

Field Sales

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Sean DeFeo, Field Sales

Sean works in Field Sales.

Chris Helms

IT Director

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Chris Helms, IT Director

Before joining the CRMC team, Chris Helms worked in the precast concrete industry for 24 years. He did everything from working as a draftsman to being a Project Manager. He received PCI training in Project Management, and held certifications from ACI, PCI and NCDOT.

In this capacity, Chris designed security vaults, columbariums, residential homes, and preassembled precast buildings. He also performed all aspects of Quality Control — including testing of concrete cylinders.

In addition to this experience, Chris has been a Systems Administrator for the past 24 years. This includes purchasing, configuring and setting up all new devices, creating & restoring backups, keeping PC’s and servers updated, troubleshooting network issues and all the other aspects of IT/Systems/Network Administrator.

Chris is married with two boys and has a passion for fishing, video gaming, woodworking and playing soccer.